Hypnotherapy for Problem Behaviours
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The phrase hypnotherapy for addictions is an emotive and often misused phrase. We prefer to use the phrase hypnotherapy for problem behaviour, which is any repetitive behaviour that increases the risk of illness or mental health issues as well as damaging and disrupting family, employment, personal or recreational pursuits.
Often the client may have tried many times to curb or control the behaviour but are unable to maintain control.
These may include:-
Problems with Alcohol
Alcohol is a readily available, legal substance for adults to use. Prolonged or excessive use can lead to dependency problems. Even use of alcohol in small amounts can impair the ability to work machinery or drive safely. Alcohol is known to be a factor involving violence, including abuse.
Problems with Compulsive Gambling
Many people enjoy a game of chance in the hope of winning money or prizes. When it becomes a compulsive activity and the individual is unable to stop, (despite the fact that continuing to gamble is creating problems) that is a sign that the person has become addicted to gambling.
Problems with Drug Misuse
Drug problems include both illegal substances and legal drugs. The problem is the same, whether your drug of choice is readily available by prescription or not. The behaviour needs to be changed before stopping the physical need for the drug – for most people this is where they fall down.
Problems with Compulsive Shopping
For some people, compulsive shopping is an all-too-real problem. They use this activity as a way to deal with emotional and other problems in their lives. This excessive shopping may lead to financial problems, as well as relationship issues with the compulsive shopper’s spouse or partner.
Problems with Sex Addiction
Having an addiction to sex has nothing to do with your sex drive (or lack thereof). While it’s normal to have a healthy interest in sexual activity, a person with an addiction to sex is likely engaging in risky sexual behaviour to feed their compulsion. They may be visiting prostitutes, having affairs, picking up strangers to have sex with, excessive internet use, exposing themselves or looking in windows to satisfy their urges.
Most of our clients are referrals from former clients which in itself is a testament to the effectiveness of the therapy.
The term “addiction” is really only used to describe typically a physical or psychological dependency. To summarise, a problem behaviour is any behaviour that compromises, disrupts or damages family, employment, health, personal or recreational pursuits. There are many different words used to describe problem behaviours, such as :-
- Impulsive = sudden strong unreflective urge
- Compulsive = resulting from or acting on an irresistible urge
- Excessive = more than is necessary, normal or desirable
- Habitual = done constantly or as a habit
- Addicted = physically dependent on a particular substance or activity
- Dependent = relying on something or someone for support
- Pathology = medicine dealing with the causes and effects of diseases
- Problem = a harmful matter needing to be dealt with and overcome
The initial consultation for any problem behaviour (addiction) will focus initially on a brief history and outline of the problem, how it began and the pattern of behaviour as it currently exists. For example, someone with a drinking problem may just wish to stop drinking at home rather than give up alcohol completely.
With hypnotherapy for addictions / problem behaviours, it is important to take the history and the development of the problem so we can establish exactly what it is that the client hopes to achieve in using hypnotherapy for addictions and how best we can help.
When using hypnotherapy for addictions / dependency, a behavioural change is usually achieved relatively quickly and can normally lead to a permanent resolution. The outcome is not influenced by the length of time the behaviour has taken place in the past.
We have successfully treated a wide range of problem behaviours over many years, ranging from cocaine to gambling. We would not usually class smoking or weight control as an addiction / problem behaviour.
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Hypnotherapy for ibs
|Chloe Biseaux on January 23, 2017 at 13:40:28|
|I came for hypnotherapy because I have Ibs and it was affecting my daily life in a negative way. I was unhappy and didn't want to go out being in the fear of discomfort. I am now feeling happy again and I finally feel like myself again. Thank you Paul|
|Colin Hayward on January 10, 2017 at 09:14:36|
|I came to Hypnotherapy to help with a drink problem. The sessions I had with Julie have totally changed my outlook and enabled me to beat the problem - a long way to go but I truly believe it wouldn't have been possible without these sessions. I would recommend to anyone to give it a try !!!|
Successful Hypnotherapy for Claustrophobia / Agoraphobia
|Alistair Robinson on December 28, 2016 at 11:26:41|
|I came for hypnotherapy with SICH as a last resort to resolve my issues with claustrophobia / agoraphobia. I say last resort as I have used many therapists in the past with varying results, but SICH came highly recommended so I thought I would give them a chance. I found Paul to be very professional and he took the necessary time to try to get to the root of the problem before commencing therapy, which no other therapist had done. The sessions were also targeted to my particular issues, with the final session timed to be a day or so before I flew (a particular problem for me). As it transpired, I remained completely calm throughout the whole flying experience, which is quite a result. Hence, I can conclude that I found hypnotherapy to be very useful in helping me to change my behaviours.|
For me it was just what I needed
|Susan Gibson on December 20, 2016 at 21:50:12|
|I am at a time of significant change in my life. I had been for counselling but found myself trying to find connections to past events in order to explain current situations and it just didn't sit right with me. I felt like I needed someone to get inside my head, tweak the things I needed to tweak and get out again, leaving me feeling more positive and ready to face the world. The sessions I had with Paul Howard did just that. We discussed what I wanted to address in my life and the hypnotherapy itself put the power in my hands to deal with what I need to deal with. It's early days in the whole process, but so far so good.|
|Tracey Spence on November 30, 2016 at 18:27:40|
|I have been struggling to lose weight since I hit my 40's, so decided to try hypnotherapy. I needed to lose approx 2 stone. After the first session of hypnotherapy I lost 9lbs in 2 weeks, I had another session and left a long gap before going back. Had a slight blip, but 3rd session got me back on track. Had 4th and last session last week. I have lost a stone and am still losing steadily. More than I have lost all year trying various diets. The hypnotherapy keeps you focused and pinpoints issues. I would recommend this for anyone struggling with their weight.|
Thanks for the help
|Michael Mcdonagh on November 29, 2016 at 12:25:20|
|Went there for help with weight loss and was successful, 1st class!|
Help with Anxiety Issues
|Lizzy Ballard on November 27, 2016 at 08:37:19|
|I came to hypnotherapy with Paul Howard to resolve anxiety issues. He helped me to alter my behaviours in a positive way over 3 sessions in a welcoming environment and I can use these techniques going forward. I would highly recommend SICH for help with anxiety - thank you Paul.|
|Abigail Mcdonald on July 25, 2016 at 15:07:37|
|Going to hypnotherapy for toilet anxiety helped me face my fears and improve aspects across my life. I'm extremely glad I decided to go and recommend it to anybody who is suffering unnecessarily as it was very beneficial for me.|
I found hypnotherapy really helpful
|Karen Corfield on July 10, 2016 at 17:17:04|
|Hypnotherapy really helped me with my weight loss|
Simon from Epsom
|Simon Peacock on July 07, 2016 at 13:39:15|
|My session with Paul was a complete life changer for me. I came in not knowing what to expect or if it would help, but it did and I am incredibly grateful.|